beta-lactam inhibitors

beta-lactam inhibitors

A range of drugs that block the action of the bacterial enzymes that break down the beta-lactam structure in penicillins and cephalosporins. These inhibitors, which include clavulanic acid, are used in conjunction with antibiotics. Brand names are Augmentin and Timentin.
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Standard methods of broth microdilution and disk diffusion may be discrepant for certain antibiotics (e.g., beta lactam and beta-lactam inhibitors).

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